Before Self-Tanner Application
Step #1: Apply Lotion to Your Hands
This may be counter-intuitive to the self-tanner prep that you're used to — like making sure the body is free from all lotions and products — but because your hands are so dry, you want to use lotion before anything else. "Moisturize your hands, focusing on your knuckles, around your cuticles, and your wrist. This will create a barrier to ensure product does not overdevelop on dryer areas," DiMarchi said.
Step #2: Apply Extra Lotion on Your Wrist
Achieving a well-blended wrist is hard, but lotion will help. "The reason I really focus on the wrist area is because you want to make sure you have an even transition from your arm to your wrist so it isn't as noticeable that you have applied self-tanner," she said.